Thanks to feedback from initial users, the launch of the Nexus Q has been put on hold
. The music and video streaming orb will eventually return to the market and will "do even more than it does today". According to the email Google sent out to those who pre-ordered the device, the industrial design and hardware received high marks, but users wanted the device to do more.
Those who pre-ordered the Nexus Q will receive for free, the same unit that was given to those who previewed the orb
. According to the email, Google will not charge your card for the revamped Nexus Q which you will have to buy when it is launched, or for the preview unit that you will receive. The idea behind the device was to stream music, video and YouTube clips from any phone running Android 2.3
.3 or higher through Nexus Q connected devices in your home.
Google did not give a date when the revamped device will be on sale.
Subject: Status of Your Nexus Q Pre-Order
We have an important update about your Nexus Q pre-order.
When we announced Nexus Q at Google I/O, we gave away devices to attendees for an early preview. The industrial design and hardware were met with great enthusiasm. We also heard initial feedback from users that they want Nexus Q to do even more than it does today. In response, we have decided to postpone the consumer launch of Nexus Q while we work on making it even better.
To thank you for your early interest, we'd like to extend the Nexus Q preview to our pre-order customers and send you a free device. If you had other items in your order, your credit card will be charged for those items only.
Your Nexus Q will be on its way soon and you will receive a notification and tracking number from Google Play when it ships.
The Nexus Q Team